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Political cyber squatters put NewtGingrich.com up for sale

A Democratic Super PAC is occupying NewtGingrich.com, and they’re not going to let it go without at least a few smarmy headlines. In what should be seen as a kid-level marketing failure by the Gingrich campaign, somehow the former House Speaker failed to pay less than $10 to purchase his…

UPDATED: Weiner seeks professional treatment while Pelosi, DNC chair, DCCC chair seek his resignation

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: Rep. Anthony Weiner departed Saturday morning for “professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person,” spokeswoman Risa Heller said. Heller’s full statement, via Politico’s Ben Smith: Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and…

Poll: Americans say Reagan the best president, favor George W. Bush to Thomas Jefferson

Who is the greatest president in the history of the United States? If you’re asking a random sampling of Americans, as the Gallup polling firm recently did, it would be none other than Ronald Reagan. A recent Gallup survey found that at 19 percent, Reagan topped the list for the…

‘You’re going to have to shoot them in the head,’ Beck said of Democratic leaders

Discussing Democratic leaders during a June broadcast for the Republican Fox News Channel, conspiracy host Glenn Beck told his followers they would have to “shoot them in the head” in order to bring an end to an alleged “communist” agenda. “They believe in communism,” he said. “They believe and have…

After calling Pelosi ‘garbage’ and causing mass school lockdown, GOP staffer loses job

It’s not quite clear why conservative talk show host Joyce Kaufman resigned from her position as chief of staff to newly elected Rep. Allen West (R-FL) before she even began the job. But for those looking for a reason, there are plenty to be found. On Tuesday, Kaufman raised the…

Democrats pressing Pelosi to step aside

Rank-and-file Democrats, smarting from electoral drubbing, threaten public rebuke of Pelosi In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January. “The…

Gay student breaks silence on being Michigan official’s target

U. of Mich. student government president says assistant attorney general’s blog hurtful. The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan who claims he’s been frequently harassed by an assistant state attorney general said Wednesday that the man’s personal blog targeting him was “hurtful.” Chris Armstrong, 21, told…

Pelosi pushes foreclosure irregularities probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California Democrats in the House of Representatives are calling for federal investigations into whether financial institutions broke any laws in their handling of foreclosures in the midst of the housing crisis. Reports from thousands of homeowners in their congressional districts show an “apparent pattern” of practices that…

Child nutrition bill stalls in House after 106 Democrats revolt

Child nutrition bill, priority for first lady, stalls as Democrats protest food stamp cuts First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it. Passage of the child…

China targeted in bill on currency manipulation

House passes bill targeting China for currency manipulation, Senate prospects uncertain The House has approved legislation that would allow the U.S. to seek trade sanctions against China and other nations for manipulating their currency to gain trade advantages. The 348-79 vote Wednesday sends the measure to the Senate, where its…

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